If you’ve ever thought that your role on the frontlines as a healthcare hero is well, a rather lonely one, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is here to support you. Founded in 1896 ANA is one of the largest organizations of Registered Nurses in the country, with over 4 million RN members representing all 50 states and U.S. territories.
And in a recent episode of Nurse News, Nurse Alice sat down with ANA’s President, Ernest Grant, Ph.D., RN, FAAN to discuss his own journey into the nursing field and how the organization can support nurses on the frontlines in very real ways. You know, other than a hero hashtag and the occasional free donut. (Although, let’s be clear: we’re always on team #freedonuts.)
Fun fact: Nurse Alice herself has been a proud longtime member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) in many capacities, from serving on committees to speaking to being on the California ANA Board of Members. Here’s more on the organization that Nurse Alice is proud to be a part of and the man leading the way.